Friedrich Nietzsche

Saturday, 22 June 2024

quotes, nietzscheA miscellaneous collection of Nietzschean quotes from his works, letters and unpublished notes.


he advent of the Christian God, as the maximum god attained so far, was therefore accompanied by the maximum feeling of guilty indebtedness on earth.
On the Genealogy of Morality (1887). Essay 2, Section 21
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All instincts that do not discharge themselves outwardly turn inward - this is what I call the internalization of man: thus it was that man first developed what was later called his "soul."
On the Genealogy of Morality (1887). Essay 2, Section 16
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To die proudly when it is no longer possible to live proudly. Death of one's own free choice, death at the proper time, with a clear head and with joyfulness, consummated in the midst of children and witnesses: so that an actual leave-taking is possible while he who is leaving is still there.
Expeditions of an Untimely Man
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The broad effects which can be obtained by punishment in man and beast are the increase of fear, the sharpening of the sense of cunning, the mastery of the desires; so it is that punishment tames man, but does not make him "better."
On the Genealogy of Morality (1887). Essay 2, Section 15
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It is possible to imagine a society flushed with such a sense of power that it could afford to let its offenders go unpunished.
On the Genealogy of Morality (1887). Essay 2, Section 11
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That every will must consider every other will its equal - would be a principle hostile to life, an agent of the dissolution and destruction of man, an attempt to assassinate the future of man, a sign of weariness, a secret path to nothingness.
On the Genealogy of Morality (1887). Essay 2, Section 11
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The goal of mankind cannot lie in its end, but in its highest specimens.
Thoughts Out of Season, Part II, Section 9
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Without cruelty there is no festival: thus the longest and most ancient part of human history teaches - and in punishment there is so much that is festive!
On the Genealogy of Morality (1887). Essay 2, Section 6
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While every noble morality develops from a triumphant affirmation of itself, slave morality from the outset says No to what is "outside," what is "different," what is "not itself"; and this No is its creative deed.
On the Genealogy of Morality (1887). Essay 1, Section 10
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History is endured only by strong personalities -- the weak ones are extinguished by it.
Thoughts Out of Season, Part II, Section 5
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The goal of mankind cannot lie in its end, but in its highest specimens.
Thoughts Out of Season, Part II, Section 9
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As is well known, the priests are the most evil enemies - but why? Because they are the most impotent. It is because of their impotence that in them hatred grows to monstrous and uncanny proportions, to the most spiritual and poisonous kind of hatred. The truly great haters in the world history have always been priests; likewise the most ingenious haters: other kinds of spirit hardly come into consideration when compared with the spirit of priestly vengefulness.
On the Genealogy of Morality (1887). Essay 1, Section 7
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We [Germany] require an unconditional union with Russia, together with a mutual plan of action which shall not permit any English schemes to obtain mastery in Russia. No American future!
On the Genealogy of Morals, Page 187
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There still shines the most important nuance by virtue of which the noble felt themselves to be men of a higher rank. They designate themselves simply by their superiority in power (as "the powerful," "the masters," "the commanders") or by the most clearly visible signs of this superiority, for example, as "the rich," "the possessors" (this is the meaning of 'Arya,' and of corresponding words in Iranian and Slavic).
On the Genealogy of Morality (1887). Essay 1, Section 5
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Every one who has ever built anywhere a "new heaven" first found the power thereto in his own hell.
The Genealogy of Morals
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Friedrich Nietzsche Quote of the Day

Saturday, 22 June 2024
A little health now and again is the ailing person's best remedy.The Wanderer and His Shadow